Monday, 11 October 2010

Cards for Men DT card- Challenge 21...

Our challenge at Cards for Men this fortnight is to make a Birthday Card and ,of course, it must be for a man or boy!

I could not choose between these two colour schemes and sets of papers so I decided to make two cards using a similar layout. I think it shows the versatility of the stamp from Fresh Brewed designs. I have decoupaged the image on both cards because, for me, it was crying out for it! The sentiment comes from a Woodware clear set called Little Monster and was just perfect- I love the font. I put my Big Shot to good use for this card- first the Nestability circles, then the Sizzlet star die cuts, the star embossing on the blue background card and the much neglected Cuttlebug circles that I re-descovered for the sentiments on this card! The DP for the top card comes from a digi set called Play Ball by Christie at Stuff to Scrap and the DP for the bottom one is also a digi set from a blog train by LDS. I was lucky enough to find card to match in my stash and the scraps of Coredinations for the stars.
Sorry about the poor photos but I don't have time to re-take them as my son has been feeling poorly.

We are being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs this fortnight and Heather has kindly donated a free digi stamp for people entering and is offering 3 images of your choice for our lucky winner.
Here's a bit about our sponsor: "Hi. I am Heather Dennis. I am a homeschooling mother of 2 wonderful children, the wife of 12 years to the love of my life, a Christian and the owner of Fresh Brewed Designs. I have loved to draw and create ever since I was a child. My daughter has inherited my love of art and recently inspired me to start creating again.All the images in my shop are hand drawn. I offer a wide range of images from coffee, cute and inspirational.I also love to create custom drawn images, so if you are looking for anything in particular, please feel free to drop me an email."

I would also like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

14 comments:

Rainmac said...

Gorgeous cards Alison, I love the image and the decouapage looks fab xxx

Paddington fan said...

This is so much fun, love the image and both versions are fantastic. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week for our digi challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cute monster! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Virgo5 said...

These are great male cards, I love the patterns and colours you used! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Lynn McAuley said...

What fun birthday card with this delightful one-eyed monster and these sensational stripes!!

We so appreciate you, Alison, for sharing these wonderful cards with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's stripes challenge!!

Josephine said...

Cute card! Bound to raise a smile.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

brenda said...

Two super cards, thank you for joining usd at Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

B x

Cheryl said...

Cute cards! I love that little monster. They are perfect for a boy!

Joanne Travis said...

Love the cute little monster!! Made me smile :)
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Alison, it reminds me of the song The one eyed purple people eater, yes I know its not purple but its a fabulous image and a gorgeous card. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Mandy said...

Hi Alison,
these are fab,love the image and the decoupage is great..Love the papers and colours too...
Mandy xx

Pattie said...

Oh so cute! Thanks for using your punches and joining us at Stamp Something!

scotspanda said...

fabby cards, the papers are great and the image too

thankyou for joining in with my musically inspired challenge this week @ Allsorts

Amanda xx

Sue W said...

Ha ha from one Tillymint to another!!! Great card!!!
Love the little house card too that's such a cute digi!
Have a great day!